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? what is your Deer Rifle?

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Unread 01-01-2011, 10:44 PM
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Re: ? what is your Deer Rifle?

It's a great question since most folks like to talk about their favorite guns.

My favorite is the first new rifle I ever owned, a Sako L61R in .270 win.

Though I still want to use my grandpa's old gun he gave me before he passed on. It is a .303 Savage, and is plenty of gun for most of the shots I get in the TX Hill Country.
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Unread 01-03-2011, 10:40 PM
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Re: ? what is your Deer Rifle?

I love the 300 win, 270 and 264. Good luck.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 01:09 AM
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Re: ? what is your Deer Rifle?

M700 280rem.
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Unread 01-07-2011, 11:40 PM
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Re: ? what is your Deer Rifle?

Guys - come on now - the question is your Deer Rifle - and there isn't a photo posted here yet????

Good grief - we need to fix that! Okay - I've hunted deer with a number of different rifles over the years, also with bow, shotgun, muzzle loader, and handgun... In recent years though my favorite is this .25-06 700 CDL with a 6x Leupold. I've taken mule deer as close as 30 yards and as far as 400 yards with it. I've got more powerful rifles, more accurate rifles, more expensive rifles, but this is what I think of when I want my deer rifle:

I'm often afield with that rifle for rockchucks in the spring, coyotes any time of year and mule deer in the fall. Usually with the same load for everything, a 115 gr Berger VLD at 3200 fps, sighted dead-on at 300 yards. It's light recoiling, easy to handle, decently accurate and lethal as all get out.

Let's see some photos of these great deer rifles you guys have!

Regards, Guy
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Unread 01-08-2011, 12:26 AM
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Re: ? what is your Deer Rifle?

243, but having something built in a 6.5 shortly
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Unread 01-08-2011, 01:30 AM
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Re: ? what is your Deer Rifle?

My favorite deer rifle is an OLD Savage bolt action 250-3000 that's been in the family longer than anyone can remember, it was my first hunting rifle and I killed a lot of deer and a few elk with it then it got a new barrel but chambered in a 250-3000AI and it is just unreal, deer die at the sight of it!! Such a sweet chambering but since we started using R17 it really is quite the little stud, dad's been tinkering with it a little lately and 115 Bergers are running 3100 ish even in that springy action. He dumped a nice cow elk again with it this year, it's like the little rifle that could I want to make one for my daughter for her first deer gun but in a modern action that I can stoke up a little more
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Unread 01-08-2011, 03:38 PM
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Re: ? what is your Deer Rifle?

That's pretty darned impressive velocity for a 115 from the little .250!

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